Community Engagement

Mission Towards the Community

The Duke CFAR supports collaborative and community-centered research by facilitating connections and communication between CFAR researchers and community members. We aim to inform research at Duke by centering community needs and feedback, and enhance the reach and impact of Duke studies by assisting researchers in the sharing and application of findings in community settings.

Durham-Duke CFAR Collaborative Community Council

The Durham-Duke CFAR Collaborative Community Council will gather community members interested in supporting and shaping the conduct and impact of research related to HIV prevention and care. Members will work with researchers and staff from the Duke Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) to contribute to community outreach efforts, help review research proposals and protocols, and identify research priorities that are important to the community.

Stay tuned for more details on membership.

International Activities

Members of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) in Moshi, Tanzania provide essential input to CFAR activities occurring in collaboration with our principal international research partners at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC). The Moshi CAB includes approximately 30 members who represent persons living with or affected by HIV, non-governmental AIDS service organizations, governmental, and faith-based organizations.  The Moshi CAB includes a Youth Subcommittee which addresses the needs of youth living with or affected by HIV.